Ag college throws open doors

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Year 11 student Harley Fennell.
Camera IconYear 11 student Harley Fennell. Credit: Supplied

From shearing to sausage-making, there was plenty to see at the WA College of Agriculture Morawa's open day earlier this year.

The event enabled family and friends to see students work' and skills on display, it also provided an opportunity for the public to see the college facilities.

Among the showcased items were automotive and engineering project displays, machinery and stock handling skills demonstrated by students and their academic achievements.

One of this year's attractions involved students riding through the crowds on horseback.

Another popular drawcard was a visit to the college abattoir to watch sausage-making.

These were later put on the barbecue for all to sample.

Bus tours of the college farm incorporated visits to the piggery, cattle yards and the motorbike track as well as a visit around the different varieties of wheat, oats, canola and medic.

Teams, consisted of five members from different year groups, constructed a 60m three-line fence.

Fencing technique must include using two types of strainers, a figure of eight knot and gripples.

Time, accuracy, tension, safety, knots and tidiness are all taken into account.

The event was won by the Year 12s.

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